Ooh, a Min Guo series! Sounds promising (I don't think I've seen Hawick Lau in anything before though). Incidentally, funnily enough wasn't he the one who was supposed to play FSF's role in MRXJ but had to cancel due to filming conflicts?
Regarding Shang Shu Fang: I agree, He Miao and YH had a serious lack of chemistry. So much so that it got so boring I stopped watching after about 12/13 eps. It was too bad because I loved He Miao in a previous role and I was thrilled that 3 actors I liked were the leads in a series, but it just didn't work for me.
Qin Lan is definitely gorgeous too, it's nice that YM and her are good friends.